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NetXen Brings 10-Gig Into the Mainstream

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- NetXen, Inc., the leader in mainstream 10 Gigabit Ethernet server connectivity, today announced immediate availability of its NX3031 ultra-flexible and highly upgradeable third-generation NetXen Intelligent NICs with FlexLOM™ technology. NetXen’s NX3031 silicon and boards deliver the industry’s highest performance for next-generation, mainstream server environments. As the server industry’s first upgradeable quad-to-10 Gigabit LAN on motherboard (LOM) architecture for volume blade and rack server platforms, NetXen’s patented FlexLOM technology equips the NetXen NX3031 Intelligent NIC silicon to be the long-heralded catalyst for the volume server industry’s migration to 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE).

“NetXen’s FlexLOM solution clearly differentiates them from other 10 Gigabit Ethernet NIC vendors and should accelerate the industry transition from Gigabit to 10 Gigabit Ethernet. The cost effectiveness and upgradeability of the FlexLOM technology is extremely attractive for OEMs and end users alike. And, when combined with the highest performance numbers I’ve seen to date, the NX3031 delivers impressive price/performance,” said Bob Wheeler, Senior Analyst, The Linley Group. “As 10 Gigabit server connections evolve from costly network interface cards to sophisticated LOM architectures designed for mainstream high-volume servers, the new NX3031 silicon positions NetXen as a technology leader in 10 Gigabit Ethernet.”

NetXen Inc.